Thursday, June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

I agree with most of what you say about the cellphone rulings, Eric, but I think you may be missing the forest for the trees. For one thing, Wednesday’s decision—remarkable in its unanimity—was only superficially about cellphones. As Chief Justice John Roberts said, the term cellphone is “itself misleading shorthand; many of these devices are in fact minicomputers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone.” He added, “They could just as easily be called cameras, video...

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